Story & Photography by Tony Centonze
Fort Campbell's Independence Week Carnival was back and better than ever, a 5-day event with rides, music, food and a fantastic July 4th fireworks display.
Belle City Amusements has been part of Fort Campbell's Independence Week celebration for more than 15 years. The Florida-based company always sets up an amazing selection of rides, vendors and games adjacent to the Parade Field. This year was no exception.
The July 4th festivities began with canons firing a salute to all fifty states. The 101st Airborne Division Band performed, followed by Clayton Quisenberry and this year's headline act--The Downtown Band from Nashville, Tennessee.
Thousands of guests enjoyed this year's high-energy show. After some closing comments from Major General Brian E. Winski, Commanding General. 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the crowd turned their attention away from the stage to watch an amazing fireworks show that was accompanied by a 22-minute patriotic soundtrack.